The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UAT Tester
Rank 577 578 530
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -48
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 19 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.032% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.035% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £105 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £283 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 15 £300 +6.19% 3
London +8 6 £325 -18.75%
Scotland +4 4 £259 -20.50%
South East -4 2 £280 -3.44%
North West -16 2 £245 -10.90% 3
Warrington - 2 £245 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £213 -
Glasgow - 2 £305 -
Cheshire - 2 £245 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
City of London - 2 £300 -
South West +5 1 £350 +47.36%
East of England +4 1 £300 -
Dorset +1 1 £350 +278.37%
Bournemouth +1 1 £350 +278.37%
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Skipton - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 £210 -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
Humberside - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £210 -

UAT Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 38 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) QA
4 8 (21.05%) Banking
4 8 (21.05%) Finance
5 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) HP
6 6 (15.79%) ISEB
6 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Exstream
7 5 (13.16%) JIRA
8 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
8 4 (10.53%) SQL
8 4 (10.53%) CRM
8 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.89%) Retail
10 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.26%) ERP
10 2 (5.26%) Front Office
10 2 (5.26%) Change Management
10 2 (5.26%) Validation
10 2 (5.26%) Migration
10 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.26%) Fixed Income

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) SPSS
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Exstream
2 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (21.05%) Banking
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.26%) Equities
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 6 (15.79%) Project Management
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.53%) CRM
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.26%) ERP
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Validation
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.26%) SDLC
7 1 (2.63%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.63%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago